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Name: Louis-Marie Stanislas Fréron

Date of Birth: 08 August 1754

Place of Birth: Paris, France

Louis-Marie Stanislas Fréron is a French politician, a representative to the National Assembly, a journalist, and a representative on mission in the time of the French Revolution.

He is the son of Elie-Catherinie Fréron and he was born in Paris to a well-to-do family. His father was a known journalist and he was also a staunch opponent of the philosophe and encyclopedist. His most famous adversary is Voltaire, who widely addressed Elie as his enemy. It is also deduced that his father’s idea on the issue of state over freedom of the press heavily induced the political views of Louis Fréron. He went to Lycée Louis-le Grand for his studies. His father occupied a faculty position in this learning institution along with notable scholars like Camille Desmoulins and Maximilien Robespierre. He took over ‘L’Année littéraire’ after his father passed away, and this was maintained until 1795. It was then edited by Julien Louis Geoffroy and abbé Royou.

Because of legal obligations, he was still related with L’Année littéraire. He then studied writing and he edited his paper ‘L’Orateur du Peuple’. In this work, which was the same like those authored by Camille Desmoulins and Paul Marat, he made fundamental condemnation of counter-revolutionaries. Moreover, his initial and memorable experience of rabble-rousing happened in a collaboration with Desmoulins to stimulate the storming of the Bastille.

 



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